The Apparatus for Wheelchair Control Brakes is a mechanical braking system for a wheelchair that is utilized by the care provider.
Inventor Rex O. Kuykendall of Booneville, AR has created a mechanical braking system for a wheelchair that is utilized by the care provider.
While wheelchairs permit greater mobility and ease of transportation for a user, they are not the easiest objects to roll around for a care provider. This difficulty comes from the fact that wheelchairs are difficult to stop once they are moving. The only way for a care provider to stop a wheelchair is to pull on the handles in the opposite direction of travel. Even simply turning the chair around a corner requires the user to pull on one side of the chair, while pushing on the other, causing a dangerous twisting motion in the care providers back muscles, as well as possibly causing loss of chair control. Inventor Kuykendall has created a means by which a wheelchair can be more easily controlled, stopped, and turned on the part of a care provider.
This clever new invention provides for enhanced stopping, steering, and overall control. It reduces stress and strain injuries for those who push wheelchairs. There is improved safety for the wheelchair occupant. It is for all types of wheelchairs. The device is great for use on inclined surfaces. The use of the Apparatus for Wheelchair Control Brakes allows care providers an improved means of assisting with wheelchairs in a manner which is quick, easy, and effective.